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Dark Rum

Dark rum gets its colour from oak ageing. The intense tropical heat expands and contracts the barrels and the wood becomes porous, like a sponge, forcing the spirit in and out of the oak. This adds all of the flavours present in wood – sweetness, vanillin, tannins etc. Rum is often aged in bourbon and sherry barrels and this in turn brings additional flavours - a raisiny, syrupy sweetness in the case of sherry ageing, or toasty vanilla and smoke from bourbon barrel maturation.

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(70cl, 40%)
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£20.14
A premium Columbian Solera rum from Dictador, complete with their European design and Japanese bottles. This XO release is aged in the finest oak casks and brought down to 40% abv with demineralised...  More info
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£29.95
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£83.90
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£43.59
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£92.57
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£20.14
Mount Gay Eclipse
(70cl, 40%)
Distilled in Barbados, this expression from Mount Gay was named for the 'double phenomenon' of a total solar eclipse and the passage of Halley's comet in 1910.  More info
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£17.70
A delicious blend of rums from the Caribbean, Rebellion Premium Black is bottled in The Netherlands. This is a lovely dark rum with a superb cocoa-rich palate.  More info
£18.64
Panamanian rum from top bottler Rum Nation. Superb stuff.  More info
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Ron Abuelo 7 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
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(70cl, 40%)
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£60.00
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£18.43
Doorly's 5 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
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£20.33
A single barrel rum from the Plantation range, using spirits from Jamaica which were distilled in 1998. To give this expression an added depth of flavour, it was finished in a cask that previously...  More info
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Botran Solera 1893
(70cl, 40%)
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£41.50
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£52.43
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£19.25
Solera-aged rum from Mauritius, distilled for the New Grove brand of tasty rums. This limited edition bottling is made using rums aged for at least 25 years, expertly blended to produce a rich...  More info
£159.67
Bacardi Black
(70cl, 37.50%)
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£20.83
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